Minnesota Twins Game 123: Lineups and First Impressions


The Minnesota Twins head back out to Target Field tonight to try to avenge an ugly loss to the Kansas City Royals yesterday.  Trevor May will be making his second major league start, and will be looking for a much stronger outcome than his first outing over a week ago.

Minnesota will be looking to even the series against the AL Central leading Royals and will need to beat Jason Vargas in order to do so.

Here is how both teams will line up:

Kansas City Royals (66-54) Lineup

Nori Aoki (L) RF

Omar Infante (R) 2B

Salvador Perez (R) C

Billy Butler (R) 1B

Alex Gordon (L) LF

Josh Willingham (R) DH

Mike Moustakas (L) 3B

Alcides Escobar (R) SS

Jarrod Dyson (L) CF

  • Jason Vargas P

Minnesota Twins (54-65) Lineup

Danny Santana(S) CF

Brian Dozier(R) 2B

Joe Mauer (L) 1B

Kennys Vargas(S) DH

Oswaldo Arcia (L) RF

Trevor Plouffe (R) 3B

Chris Parmelee (L) LF

Eric Fryer (R) C

Eduardo Escobar(S) SS

  • Trevor May P

First Impressions

  • Kennys Vargas homered again yesterday for the Twins and will look to keep his power swing alive in the series finale today with the Royals.  Look for Arcia to keep his strong hitting going as well.
  • It will be key tonight for Trevor May to limit his walks in order to be able to come out with a strong outing.
  • Josh Willingham has torched the Twins over the series since returning with the Royals, good for him finding a swing to help the Royals down the stretch.

Game Time

First pitch is 7:10pm Central from Target Field.  The forecast is somewhat overcast tonight, and while the rain has held off all day, tonight way produce some showers.

The game can be seen on FOX Sports North and heard across the Minnesota Twins Radio Network.